Greg Cooper, the acting chair of Colonial First State Investments and Avanteos Investments, on Monday announced the appointment of John Brogden to the two boards as a director.
Brogden, a former politician and patron of Lifeline Australia, is currently the chief executive of Landcom. He leaves that role in April.
Before that, he headed the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Financial Services Council, and Manchester Unity.
Brogden served in the New South Wales Parliament as leader of the opposition from 2002 to 2005. He also served as the member for Pittwater from 1996 to 2005.
He is president of Lifeline International and chairman of Furlough House Retirement Village, and a member of Australia's Mental Health Think Tank, and Minderoo Foundation's Fire and Flood Resilience Initiative Expert Advisory Group.
Speaking of the appointment, Cooper said: "I am delighted to welcome John as a director of Colonial First State.
"With his thorough understanding of superannuation and experience as a non-executive director, John will bring a deeply informed and strategic perspective as we pursue our purpose of helping Australians to have better retirement outcomes and achieve financial freedom."